Farrar the star as Scotland hammer Denmark
Denmark U19 46 all out (26.4 overs), Farrar 9.4-1-13-7, Hill 7-2-9-3, lost to Scotland U19 52-0 (8.2 overs),Umeed 28*, Baum 24* by 10 wickets [Scorecard]
Scotland U19s entertained Denmark in their ICC Europe U19 World Cup Qualifying campaign at Kampong earlier today (5 August) with a convincing 10 wicket victory.
It was a hot sunny day and it was the Scots who were in red-hot form as they turned in an impressive display in the field.
Denmark won the toss and elected to bat first on what seemed a slow wicket. The Scots ensured that the pressure was applied early on and didn’t waiver throughout the innings as they claimed the final 9 wickets while only conceding a remarkable 14 runs!
Nick Farrar, who played in Scotland’s previous World Cup campaign, blazed through the Denmark batting line-up with relative ease dismissing four of his victims LBW, while any other opportunities that were offered to the Scotland fielders were duly taken.
Openers Burlow and Henrickson played out 76 deliveries at the start of their innings as scoring shots were at a premium for the pair. Eventually both batsmen were dismissed by Farrar before the almighty collapse ensued.
Extras were the second top scorer for Denmark with 6 coming from the innings. Farrar returned with figures of 7 wickets for only 13 runs, the best in the history of the tournament.
Lyle Hill was the other outstanding Scottish bowler claiming the other three remaining Denmark wickets while only conceding 9 runs from his spell.
In reply the run chase took a mere 8.2 overs as openers Andrew Umeed (28*) and Alex Baum (24*) stroked their way to the target. Both batsmen struck three fours and a maximum to ensure Scotland recorded their third victory of the campaign with a 10 wicket win.
With Gurnsey (6 August) and Ireland (8 August) left to play, the Scots know that two victories would see them progress to the next U19 World Cup and remain unbeaten throughout the tournament.
Photo by Ian Potts - Nick Farrar presented with the match ball by Tournament Referee Ray Holyer in recognition of his 7 for 13 which is the best bowling figures ever in the u19 Division 1 Championships.